This has to be my favourite book I've read from Audible this year. It is so captivating--each chapter keeps your interest, but without cheesy or overly dramatic techniques. It's a genuinely fascinating story that is written beautifully and narrated in a compelling and honest way. I recommend this highly! A great read.
I have not read the print version so cannot comment
That the author narrated the audiobook himself
It's great to hear author's own narration. Makes the reading more personal and intimate.
Fascinating subject that I knew little about. After listening to this book I went online to find out more about Everest, Sherpas, and mountaineering in general.
This story was something I found interesting and the author did a good job of portraying the hardships and turmoil the group faced that day. It's interesting to read an account of someone who has survived such a challenge.
However, though I usually love the idea of a book being narrated by the author, this is not one that was well done. He just reads much too slowly and in an almost complete monotone. I had to force myself to keep listening, though I'm sure if I was visually reading the book, I wouldn't have been able to put it down.
While I actually think this book would have been better if read by a professional rather than the author, the story was gripping and it was rather remarkable knowing that the person reading it was the person who actually had experienced the trauma of this ill fated Everest attempt. Definitely worth listening.
I have not listened to any others by this author.
It made me think about human strength and weakness; humbling.
Unbelievable story of masochistic risk high altitude climbers and climbing novices endure to summit Mt. Everest. I appreciate the authors honesty and personal reflection in his account of the perilous events he lived through while several of his climbing contemporaries died on the mountain or as a result of this particular climbing expedition.
I will read it again..
Gripping. Harrowing. Incredible.
That the author narrated the story. I loved the right there feel of the book. I could envision the scenery and the excruciating cold.
The story of this man's journey to Mt. Everest is incredible. Although this is based on one man's perspective and is well known, I couldn't stop listening. It is rife with challenges, and I don't know what I would have done in his situation. I felt proud of the climbers who made it and unbearably sad for the climbers that didn't make the descent.
It was a well told account. Interesting facts and helpful background information.
Towards the end when you find yourself hoping that things will work out well. Any more than that might be a spoiler.
He's the author, he lived through this horrible and thrilling trip.
No, it had some build up, but I didn't want to turn it off by midway.
If you like outdoor survival stories or travel topics, this will be the book for you.
I really got caught up in this story, but it sure is a downer. I will never look at or think about Mount Everest the same